Book Review of Vizag Blue

Vizag Blue- A Graphic Novella by Anil CS Rao is a unique book with picaresque representation. This book is far different from other books and has a beautiful images in it. Lets read between the lines:


Cover- The cover of the book is simple and could have been better.But that is the choice of the author. He wanted to make it look simple maybe.

Title- The title is different and somewhere or the other it is related to the story of the novella.

Blurb- Prem drove Kalpana back to the beach house…… The next morning… She was awoken by the bright Sun…without her clothes…. Kalpana… Thank God we found you! Anil and I were searching all night for you… We were about to notify the local authorities shortly…. What happened??? And where are your clothes??? Kalpana maintained her silence… She honestly did not have any answer’s to nurse Usha’s questions in any case….

PLot- The plot is different and readers are excited to know more about it. This is a story of a depressed girl who has stopped speaking and her name is Kalpana. She seems lost in her own life. When she comes across the nursse who takes her to a new place where she hallucinates about a guy or rather that is real which is a mystery.

Characterisation- There are not many characters in the book. Kalpana is the protagonist who is a depressed soul and has stopped speaking. She hallucinates about things and it affects the readers psychologically and till the end it remains a mystery. The nurse seems to be really supporting and she does everything to make Kalpana come out of her grief. She even takes her to the beach and their the girl’s behaviour begins to change.

Style- The language is simple and lucid. Characterisation and narration could have been better. The concept is different though as it highlights a story in form of pictures. We can’t call it a novella. It is right to call it a long story. The book sounds unedited and it requires a lot of hard work.


ABout the Author

Anil CS Rao is an artist-writer based in Eluru in Andhra Pradesh India. His artwork has been exhibited in America, Europe and in India. This is the the first in a series of graphic novels set in India. He has also published fiction, poetry and travelogue.

P.S. Also read my other review :


Book Review of Bharathi and her theory for Everything

Bharathi and her theory for Everything by Anil C.S. Rao is science fiction. This book is the struggle between past and future which has so many elements to look upon. Lets analyse them :


Cover- The cover of the book is simple and the author hasn’t paid much attention as he was more in writing the content of the book.

Title- This is long title and intriguing. it gives us that thirst which quenched after reading the story.

Blurb- To Bharathi, this was utterly horrific. If it were indeed the case then she was conceived the same way she saw Aryaraj molest older inmates in the encampment. As a result of this mischievous Roopa s revelation, Bharathi fell into a depression for (she had counted) forty days and forty nights. In her dreams she recalled a very ancient story Roopa had shared to her a year prior: about a Noah who bought two of every living thing on his arc when The World had been flooded in God s anger at human being s conduct on Earth. What would God think of now with the semi-robotic people that now inhabited Aryraraj s World? And worse: who was this God? Aryaraj often professed that he was eligible for this status or title.

About the book- The story is based on a girl named, Bharathi and her travels from past to future in 2070.She drifts away into her world and story moves as per her will and along with Bharati Arun Rao’s life is also narrated. Arun is a writer who is married to Reena, works at Harbour General Hospital and gets kidnapped. As story continues we discover who kidnapped Reena and other quests are also answered.

Style- The writing is simple and cinfusing at the times. There are some syntactical errors in the work. It is an easy read as the pages are not so long. The author confuse the readers in some pages and at times the reader takes a lot of time to come in contact with the story. I felt some of the parts were digressing.


This book has done full justice to the tech lovers.

The concept is unique.


Confuse the readers.


Turn off for literature lovers


About the Author

Anil CS Rao is a writer based in Ellicott City, Maryland (USA).